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    I'll second Sierra Trading Post...If you've ever...

    I'll second Sierra Trading Post...If you've ever been to Ross, Marshalls, etc., it's like that for outdoor gear, but you can pick up some awesome deals. Sign up for the e-mails, they actually send...
  2. Thread: Crossfit

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    I learned about it from some of our pararescue...

    I learned about it from some of our pararescue guys when I was in Afghanistan. I only got to do it for a month, but I learned a lot from it. Those guys were really into, paleo diet and all, and...
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    Stashing water, etc.

    I talked with some people who mentioned stashing supplies (water and even food) while out scouting an area prior to heading out for a multi-day hunt.

    Anybody here done it and anybody have any...
  4. The Salomon Quest 4D don't come in wide widths, I...

    The Salomon Quest 4D don't come in wide widths, I wish they did. I wear 10.5 4E New Balance and a 10.5 wide from Merrell, to give an idea of the size of my feet.

    The Salomons are a bit too narrow...
  5. New hunter and good luck to everybody for this season

    I've been out of the loop here for a while, been a little busy, Sep 18th we had a baby boy and he and mom are home and doing well.

    My wife was pregnant again and spent a few months in the...
  6. Thread: Nutrition Ideas

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    Healthy Choice has some goods one for store...

    Healthy Choice has some goods one for store bought.

    Along the lines of what buzz mc said, get a Le Creuset or something similar (you can get them at Ross and such for not too much). Great for...
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    Have a windproof, waterproof layer, I like...

    Have a windproof, waterproof layer, I like FroggToggs because they're not quite as noisy, bulky and heavy as gore-tex. You can go with a little less insulation when it's dry and calm and then throw...
  8. Thread: CA Hoggin'

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    Where are you guys hunting? I've been wanting...

    Where are you guys hunting? I've been wanting to go hog hunting, but when I was looking into it last year, it seemed like outfitters and landowners were charging $600+ to hunt anywhere. I remeber...
  9. Ditto on freestanding, also a full rainfly.

    Ditto on freestanding, also a full rainfly.
  10. Thread: Heart Condition.

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    Just my opinion here...If you're planning to hunt...

    Just my opinion here...If you're planning to hunt by yourself regularly, I would strongly recommend getting a personal locator beacon. They are built specifically as distress beacons with dedicated...
  11. Thread: Spot sat phone

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    I would ask what you're wanting to do... Do...

    I would ask what you're wanting to do...

    Do you just want to send canned messages back, do you want to be able to talk to/text people or do you just want a way to call for help in an emergency?
  12. Thread: Sleeping bag

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    I've got the Snugpak special forces system, it's...

    I've got the Snugpak special forces system, it's a two-bag system, a light bag and a heavy bag and the two zip together to form a bag that's good to down around 0*.

    Like any synthetic bag, it's a...
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    I'll have to try that, I have a couple of...

    I'll have to try that, I have a couple of Columbia synthetic t-shirts and several pairs of Under Armor shorts and every time I wear them, after about two hours, they smell like I've been wearing them...
  14. Thread: Insulation

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    I prefer Primaloft just because you don't have to...

    I prefer Primaloft just because you don't have to worry about it if it gets wet.

    Check Sierra Trading Post or the REI clearance section, I picked up a really nice Marmot jacket at REI for like...
  15. Thread: New Addition

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    Congratulations to both of you!

    Congratulations to both of you!
  16. Thread: Sleeping Pad?

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    That reminds me, when my wife was in the hospital...

    That reminds me, when my wife was in the hospital last year, I got one of these from the nurse to patch my Thermarest, I put it on and put duct tape over top of it to protect it and it worked like a...
  17. Thread: Live Chat Topics?

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    I second these kinds of techniques, personally I...

    I second these kinds of techniques, personally I would like to hear some ideas on hunting wooded areas like the Sierras.
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    Matches, metal match fire starter, Esbit fuel...

    Matches, metal match fire starter, Esbit fuel tablets (for starting a fire in the rain), water purification tablets, knife, Gerber, flashlight, EPIRB, signal mirror.

    First aid kit has band aids,...
  19. Thread: Gps

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    You just made me feel really old when you said...

    You just made me feel really old when you said that you had a GPS when you were 15...
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    Tent - Terra Nova/Wild Country Duolite ...

    Tent - Terra Nova/Wild Country Duolite

    Sleeping Bag - Snugpak Special Forces system (a light and medium bag that zip together to make a heavy bag)

    Sleeping pad - Exped Synmat 9

    Stove -...
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    I pulled X-10 last year, saw several already dead...

    I pulled X-10 last year, saw several already dead deer and saw 1 live buck as I was heading home for the last time...almost hit him with my truck. Onne guy got a deer, but had to leave it on the...
  22. Thread: Gps

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    Probably not what you're looking for, but I'll...

    Probably not what you're looking for, but I'll throw it out there, I got a Garmin Foretrex 401.

    It's a small, wrist-wearable GPS, pretty simple, basic LCD B&W map that just shows you where you've...
  23. Thread: Sleeping Pad?

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    I got an Exped Synmat 9, I love it. Much thicker...

    I got an Exped Synmat 9, I love it. Much thicker than my Thermarest, better support, warmer and quieter. Another plus for me is the built-in hand pump.

    It's bulkier and heavier than the...
  24. Make sure you keep your core warm, your body will...

    Make sure you keep your core warm, your body will open up more blood flow to your extremities, which will keep them warmer.

    As several have mentioned, some type of rain gear - Goretex, Frogg...
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    That is seriously screwed up, you would think...

    That is seriously screwed up, you would think that the basic "I hope somebody would do the same for me" would kick in.
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